ABOUT THE BOOK -
Holly, jolly, and downright deadly—the third Santa Fe Café mystery unwraps surprises both naughty and nice... It’s the most picturesque time of the year in Santa Fe, and Chef Rita Lafitte of Tres Amigas Café hopes the twinkling lights and tasty holiday treats will charm her visiting mom. Rita is also planning fun activities, such as watching her teenage daughter, Celia, perform in an outdoor Christmas play.
What she doesn’t plan for is murder.
Rita discovers a dead actor during the premier performance but vows to keep clear of the case. Sleuthing would upset her mom. Besides, there’s already a prime suspect, caught red-handed in his bloodied Santa suit. However, when the accused Santa’s wife begs for assistance—and points out that Celia and other performers could be in danger—Rita can’t say no. With the help of her elderly boss, Flori, and her coterie of rogue knitters, Rita strives to salvage her mother’s vacation, unmask a murderer, and stop this festive season from turning even more fatal.
Book Details:Genre: Cozy Mystery, Christmas
Published by: Avon
Publication Date: October 25th 2016
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 0062382322 (ISBN13: 9780062382320)
Series: Santa Fe Cafe Mystery #3
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More About Ann:Ann Myers writes the Santa Fe Café Mysteries. The first book in the series, Bread of the Dead (2015), introduced café chef and reluctant amateur sleuth, Rita Lafitte. Rita and her friends stir up more trouble in Cinco de Mayhem (March 2016) and Feliz Navidead (October 25, 2016). Ann lives with her husband and extra-large house cat in southern Colorado, where she enjoys cooking, crafts, and cozy mysteries.
You can find Ann online on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AnnMyers.writer/ and her website http://www.annmyersbooks.com/
MY THOUGHTS -
What great fun! This book was a riot. I loved the characters, especially the way Rita was with her mom. They had a great relationship and Rita was really good with her. I also loved Flori, Rita's friend! She was hilarious, outspoken, fearless, my kinda gal!
My favorite part of this book and what really made it for me was all the talk about knitting! I, myself am a knitter. So this was great (a nice unexpected surprise!). The first time knitting was mentioned I was like - "OH! knitting!" and then when it was a theme through the whole book - well I just fell in love! She talks about "Yarn bombing" and for those non-knitters, this is a real thing! I have actually been wanting to do this!
I also loved all the south western talk. I love Mexican food so this too was a delight!
This is yarn bombing -
If its fun, cozy mysteries you love - you will love this one!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving this book from Partners in Crime Book Tours. Thank you!